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NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

Learn to Run a Range Safely

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  • Don't make the mistake of thinking this class is only for range employees and firearms instructors!  If you plan to go shooting at any point in the future, this class will help you do it safely.

  • Learn about different firearms and action types, range layouts and features, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), emergency procedures, and more.


  • Develops NRA-Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

  • This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and a Course Evaluation form.


  • Classroom, Range


  • Note taking materials

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